Who We Are


Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 8.52.51 AMJill Benbow – President


Jillian Benbow is the Owner and Founder of www.L3Fitness.com, a website dedicated to helping busy moms find time for health and fitness.  A busy mom herself, she knows exactly what her clients are looking for.  When not spending time with her family, she enjoys trail running, backcountry skiing, and outdoor patio happy hours.  




Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 8.53.29 AMAndy Beeson – Treasurer


Hello, my name is Andy. I moved from Wisconsin to Colorado to enjoy the wealth of outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. In the Winter you will find me at A-Basin. In the Summer you will find me on the river fishing, on the trails hiking with my two dogs and fiance Laurel, or mountain biking between Summit Cove and Breckenridge.



Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 8.55.40 AMMegan Jarvis – Secretary


Hi I’m Megan. I’m originally from Alaska. I moved to Colorado to enjoy the endless outdoor activities. Some of my hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, biking and climbing. While not competing in endurance sports myself, I do believe in supporting healthy active lifestyles. I am excited about being a part of Summit Endurance Foundation, because it helps children have access to sports they enjoy. 




Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 8.50.09 AMJoe Howdyshell – Executive Director



Hi I’m Joe!

I have a wealth of education and experience in endurance sports, and I want to ensure that young athletes are given all my opportunities and more! An athlete since the age of 14, I’ve competed in almost every endurance sport there is. I grew up in Lander, WY and competed in soccer, cross country running, cross country skiing, and track. After graduation, I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where I competed in cross country running, cross country skiing, track, and road biking. Needing more out of my love for sport, I transferred to the University of Wyoming and completed my B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion while competing in cross country skiing, road biking, and mountain biking. I then attended grad school at the University of Wyoming, receiving my M.S. in Exercise Physiology. I’m very excited to be a part of the Summit Endurance Foundation, and look forward to seeing how many athletes we can have a positive impact on!